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Thaksin in Cambodia: New Years’ partying | The Economist

FOR nearly six years, Chadri Sittiaree has been an ardent supporter of Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who remains a fugitive at home. Around Thailand, where rallies by Mr Thaksin’s “red shirt” admirers take place weekly, Mr Chadri has become a fixture—selling mugs adorned with the faces of Mr …

Begin the Bidet – NYTimes.com

The bidet may be a fixture in bathrooms the world over, but it has never really caught on in the United States. Instead of washing with water after relieving ourselves, we’d rather deforest millions of acres to produce toilet paper. We think bidets are too European, maybe. Or we suspect …

Argentina loses its love of beef – Telegraph

Argentina’s consumption of the country’s world renowned beef has slumped after President Cristina Kirchner claimed that chicken is healthier and pork can improve your sex life. Steaks from cattle reared on the Argentine Pampas have long been a fixture on the menus of leading restaurants around the world. But the …

Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew leaves Cabinet – UPI.com

SINGAPORE, May 15 (UPI) — Singapore’s former prime minister and political fixture, Lee Kuan Yew, announced his resignation from the Cabinet Sunday after more than 50 years in politics. The 87-year-old Lee stepped down along with Goh Chok Tong, another past prime minister, a week after Singapore’s ruling People’s Action …